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>> good morning, i'm >> good morning, i'm congressman ron barber from southern arizona. currently completing the term that was served by congresswoman gabrielle giffords. i come to this issue from a number of perspectives. on january 8, 2011, i was standing beside congresswoman as the district director when a gunman charged forward and opened up. i saw him shoot the congresswoman. i decided that day, the judge died and my colleague died. in 45 seconds, 30 bullets were discharged from one clip. 45 seconds. 19 people were down. six of them died. that was an extended clip. the gunman had another one in his pocket and two shorter ones in his pocket and had it not been for the quick action, the courageous action of people there, he would have loaded and 30 more bullets would have been discharged. i come to this issue as a parent and a grandparent. i was on my way to the rural part of my district on friday when i heard the news about the shootings in connecticut. first i heard three had died. that was bad enough, and then i heard 20 children had died. i was devastated. i have two grandc
when she takes office next week. both chambers of congress are in today for ron finished legislative business including a possible deal on the fiscal cliff. the senate will be in at 1:00 eastern. though it's in the senate are scheduled for to o'clock p.m. eastern. according to "the washington post" perry began mitch mcconnell have set a deadline at 3:00 when they will be convening caucus meetings and that date members for a possible plan on taxes and spending. president obama was on "meet the press of" today saying the pressure is on congress to make a deal. he was optimistic, but he said that they cannot come to an agreement, he wants the senate majority leader to introduce legislation to make sure middle class taxes stay where they are. live coverage of the senate on c-span2 when the gavel in. the house out to woodcock with the boats as early as 6:00 looking at a number of legislation from veterans to foreign aid. you can watch the house live here on c-span. >> republican olympia snowe from maine is also retiring at the end of the 112th congress after three terms. next, her farewel
adhered to the u.s. constitution. rep. ron paul was giving his retirement speech and to his credit, to his credit -- to me makes a lot of sense. i believe him when he says our liberties are being weakened. i am so sorry that they tried to discredit him. he makes a lot of sense. he bases his thinking on the founding fathers and their intentions. i am not very clear of the fiscal cliff. i understand that we are in trouble. the middle east situation that is going on is a can of worms. with our economic downturn, i am not so sure about that yet. even things like that mortgages, which is true. >> are you working? caller: i am unemployed, but i do? taxes. i stopped getting it in march of last year because of my health issues. >> unemployment is going to end, that is one of the expiring provisions. new castle, pa.. democratic line, jeanne. >> my main comments, i think that the problems, one of the main problems is the grover norquist pledge that the officials, mainly republicans, have taken. it should be deemed unconstitutional. no elected official should be allowed to take any kind of pledge. wh
am grateful for the opportunity to be here for many reasons. to my not old but longtime friend, ron serenson, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, we got acquainted on the fifth floor of the cannon building. this is too high class a g roup. was rightn's office next to the closet. and he performed admirably. his wardrobe consisted, no unlike congressman coleman's, of the wide lapel jacket, much like a horse blanket. they have two -- to havae two gillman of the caliber and the kind of public servants they work -- two of that caliber to lead the u.s. historical society, congratulations on the anniversary and what you are doing with this institution. i do not know of anything more important than to preserve history, to apply that history to our future generations. mr. scruggs is here. here is a man who has made some contribution to that effort. the memorial he was responsible for leading, it would not have been built without him. [applause] it was testimony, yes, to those who served and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, but memorials are built for the future. memorials are billed for t
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